Ohio Facts

Ohio Facts
Ohio is a state in the Midwestern United States. Ohio is the 34th largest, the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated of the 50 United States. The state's capital and largest city is Columbus. See the fact file below for more information about Ohio.
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Capital
Columbus

Became a State
March 1, 1803 (17th)

Location
Midwestern United States

Area
44,825 sq. miles (34th)

Population
11,538,504 (7th)

Major Cities
Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, Youngstown

Products
machines, tires and rubber products, steel, processed foods, tools, fishing, Swiss cheese, eggs, tomatoes, milk, corn, soybeans, grapes, hogs, apples

Climate
humid, continental climate throughout most of the state – humid subtropical in southern area – summers are hot and humid

Yearly Precipitation
averages 38 inches

Professional Sports Teams
Cincinnati Reds (Major Baseball League)
Cleveland Indians (Major Baseball Laegue)Cincinnati Bengals (National Football League)
Cleveland Browns (National Football League)
Cleveland Cavaliers (National Basketball League)
Columbus Blue Jackets (National Hockey League)
Columbus Crew (Major League Soccer)

Major Waterways
Lake Erie, Ohio river, Grand Lake, Cuyahoga River, Miami River, Maumer River, Muskingham River, Scioto River, Sandusky River

Most Famous Citizens
Benjamin Harrison (United States President)
William H. Taft (United States President)
William McKinley (United States President)
Rutherford B. Hayes (United States President)
Ulysses S. Grand (United States President)
Warren Harding (United States President)
James A. Garfield (United States President)
Neil Armstrong (astronaut)
John Glenn (astronaut, public official)
Erma Bombeck (humorist, columnist)
George Custer (soldier)
Thomas Edison (inventor)
Zane Grey (author)
Jack Nicklaus (golfer)
Steven Spielberg (film director)

State Symbols
Bird – Cardinal
Flower – Red Carnation
Animal – White-tailed Deer
Tree – Buckeye
Insect – Ladybird Beetle